Definition of Chief of staff

1. Noun. The senior officer of a service of the armed forces.

Definition of Chief of staff

1. Noun. The senior officer of any of several services of the armed forces of several nations. ¹

2. Noun. The head of any of several political departments in several nations. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chief Of Staff

chief cook and bottle washer
chief cook and bottle washers
chief cooks and bottle-washers
chief cooks and bottle washers
chief executive
chief executive officer
chief executive officers
chief executives
chief financial officer
chief god
chief information officer
chief justice
chief legal officer
chief legal officers
chief mate
chief of staff (current term)
chief of state
chief operating officer
chief petty officer
chief petty officer first class
chief petty officer second class
chief petty officers
chief petty officers first class
chief petty officers second class
chief scientist

Literary usage of Chief of staff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"... CB, DSC (Chief of Staff to Chairman, British Defence Stalf, Washington). ... (Chief of Staff to C.-in-C., Home Fleet). PU Bayly. DSC (PO. Sea Training). ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Here we are concerned only with the peculiar position of the chief of staff under a system in which the sovereign is the actual commander-in-chief. ..."

3. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"At the war's outbreak he was appointed Chief of Staff to General Von Emmich in the invasion of Belgium, and he figured in the Siege ..."

4. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, MACV (J-2) 11.10 The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, ..."

5. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1911)
"They serve under the immediate orders of such commanders; those not so assigned perform duty under the immediate direction of the Chief of Staff aud ..."

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